Creating opportunities for Native youth to participate in, network at, and be empowered through mentorship, workshops, and culturally-relevant events.
We are taking our NYLP program virtual through an online series of events and workshops for our NYLP family from July 2020 through March 2021.
Each person who registers as part of a group will receive an annual gift bag full of goodies. This year we have beauty and health products (lush, Dr Bronners, bombas socks), snacks, coffee(!) and Covid-19 support (masks and lifestraw bottles).
Participants in our live events will be automatically eligible to win a computer, ipad or other tech accessories!
Events will include storytelling, cultural arts, talking circles, comedy nights, presentations from mentors, peer-to-peer discussions, cultural exchanges, “how to” workshops and more…They will be staggered at different days and times so everyone has an opportunity to join more than one event.
In addition to youth, our programming is family friendly and intergenerational. Adults, siblings, and family members are all invited.
Kumeyaay Cultural Sharing
August 5 – Mapping the Camino Indigenous, Presented by Wishtoyo Foundation
August 22 – Fighting Racism in School
September 26: 11 AM -1 PM: California Indian Days – San Francisco History, Truth and Present
OCTOBER 26, 4-6 pm PST: Navigating the College Application Process with College Horizons
NOVEMBER 23, 1:00 PM PST: Thanksgiving from an Indigenous Perspective with authors Danielle Hill and Alexis Bunten
Authors Danielle Hill (Wampanoag) and Alexis Bunten (Yup’ik & Unangan) are co-authors of the book “Keepunumuk: Weeachumun’s Thanksgiving Story”. Their book offers readers the “first” Thanksgiving story from an Indigenous perspective. Guided by the advice of Weeachumun (corn), the Wampanoag people helped the pilgrims survive their first winter.
Join our discussion as we examine the Indigenous story of Thanksgiving to uncover truths around the holiday. Stereotypes and inaccuracies will be challenged through this dynamic narrative.
NOVEMBER 26, 5:30 PM PST: Indigenous Comedy Night
FEATURING: Jackie Keliiaa, Dallas Goldtooth and Special Guest to be announced.
Join us for a special LIVE Thanksgiving event featuring Native comedians, Jackie Keliiaa, Dallas Goldtooth and special guests. Whether you are by yourself or with family this year, we invite all of you to join us for some laughter and fun!
December 12, 12:30 PST: Indigenous Writers Workshop
In recent years, Indigenous writers have been claiming space in the literary world to great acclaim. They have also begun to gain access in traditionally white-dominated spaces, including Hollywood, comics, and picture books. We are taking control of our representation and changing the dominant narratives about us.
Please join us for an Indigenous writers workshop where we will learn what makes writing “Indigenous,” the range of forms and spaces that we apply our writing, how to become a published writer, and how writing helps us to speak truth to power.
With Manny Lieras (Diné, Comanche), Tommy Orange (Cheyenne and Arapaho), Traci Sorrell (Cherokee), and Other Speakers TBD.
December 19, 4:00 – 5:30 pm PST: Solstice Storytelling with Sunny Dooley
Alexis Bunten is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Solstice Storytelling with Sunny Dooley
Time: Dec 19, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 851 5290 2147
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